Pentax Optio 550 review

Started Dec 3, 2003 | User reviews
tripod07 Forum Member • Posts: 61
Pentax Optio 550 review


Pentax Optio 550 owners disgruntled by extremely HIGH NOISE LEVELS and POOR CUSTOMER SUPPORT are petitioning Pentax for a FIRMWARE UPGRADE.

Although directly related to O550 owners, this issue should be of concern to all that own Pentax products. Unless something is done, this is the shameful level of product support you can expect from Pentax now and in the future.

Please show your support by signing and publicizing the petition here:

C'mon Pentax - do the right thing!


I returned this camera after 7 days due to the unacceptable High Noise levels and bad performance in low light.

I now own the Pentax O450 which has the same feature set, but a 4mp sensor that practicaly eliminates the Noise Problem. Now I'm concerned I wont get the support I need if there are problems with my O450.

Pentax Optio 550
5 megapixels • 1.5 screen • 38 – 188 mm (5×)
Announced: Feb 18, 2003
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